Garmin Index Smart Scale this product meets our minimum security standards
Garmin $149.99

Garmin Index Smart Scale

Review Date 10/23/2019

Let's be honest, tracking all those steps with a fitness wearable is nice. Seeing the benefits of all those steps when you take that step onto the scale is much nicer. Garmin's "smart scale with connected features" gives you a way to bring all those metrics -- weight, body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle mass and more -- together. Pair up this WiFi and Bluetooth connect scale with the same app your Garmin fitness tracker uses and you've got all your fitness and body info right there in one place. Now get stepping.

Minimum Security Standards

Five basic steps every company should take to protect consumer privacy. Learn more.

Overall Security Rating
5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Uses encryption in transit and at rest.
Security updates
Yes
Updates are pushed automatically when you pair your device with the companion app.
Strong password
Yes
Do you have to create a strong password?
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
Garmin doesn't have an official bug bounty program, but it invites responsible disclosure of security vulnerabilities.
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: No | App: Yes
Microphone
Device: No | App: No
Tracks Location
Device: No | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
With your consent, Garmin can use aggregated, de-identified data for analytics and product improvement. This means that Garmin strips your data of personal information and then pools it with other user data.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
Collects biometrics data?
Yes
Collects data on weight, body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle mass, and more.
User friendly privacy info?
Yes
Garmin has a privacy page explaining its privacy practices in simple language.
Links to privacy information
😮

What could happen if something went wrong

Gamin seems to do a good job with privacy and security. They meet our Minimum Security Standards and we like that they ask for consent to use your de-identified data for analytics and product improvement. It does send your weight, BMI, and other biometric data to an app on your phone. Although unlikely, if someone happened to get into the details of your app, they'd be able to see a whole bunch of metrics about your body you might not want to be seen.

How to contact the company